“Why do you write songs for no one to listen to?” That’s the question posed to Bess King (played by Brittany O’Grady) in this trailer for Apple’s Little Voice, the new half-hour drama from J.J. Abrams and Broadway’s Waitress writing team Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson.
Described as a “love letter to the diverse musicality of New York,” Little Voice is a coming-of-age drama series with original music by TV newcomer Bareilles.
The series follows O’Grady’s Bess, a uniquely talented – if stage-shy – performer struggling to fulfill her dreams while navigating rejection, love, and complicated family issues.
The role marks O’Grady’s return to television following her breakout role as Simone Davis in Lee Daniels’ series Star. The ensemble case also includes Sean Teale, Colton Ryan (of Broadway’s Girl From The North Country), Shalini Bathina, Kevin Valdez, Phillip Johnson Richardson and Chuck Cooper.
Little Voice is produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, Jessie Nelson and Ben Stephenson are executive producers. Nelson, who also serves as showrunner, wrote and directed the first episode.
Little Voice premieres July 10, exclusively on Apple TV+, with new episodes following every Friday.
Watch the trailer above.
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